Nyerges defined being scientifically literate in terms of education.
[To be scientifically literate] I think that simply means to be reasonably conversant in the methods and content of science as part of one’s basic education ... and understand its impact on society. It’s so much at the heart of and cutting edge of what drives societal progress as well as societal problems. I think anybody who earns a high school diploma or bachelor’s degree should at some level or another have that kind of awareness and developed undersanding.
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